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USA Spider Chart

Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I stumbled upon a supposed “USA Spider Chart.” The chart, which is shown below, has numerous false and erroneous spider accusations; something the spider must be well acquainted with by now. One such error happened to be that the Hobo Spider is a deadly and dangerous spider, grouped together with the Black Widow spider and the Brown Recluse spider. See for yourself:   THIS INFORMATION IS WRONG! The Hobo spider that is found in the United States is not deadly, and is not as dangerous as the Black Widow or Brown Recluse. Let’s clear up this common misconception about… Read More

Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up   Bedtime Stories For Pest Control Enthusiasts Have your parents ever told you to “sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”? Thinking about it… isn’t this scary – especially for children? More… Termite Facts To Chomp On Infographic Here is an awesome infographic about termites. Get all the termite facts here. Problems with DIY Pest Control Does DIY pest control really work? Use caution and read about all of the problems that can occur here. Stinging Insect Classification: Wasps, Bees and Hornets Controlling any pests starts by knowing the type of pests that are inside the premises. Learn about all the different… Read More

Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up

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Pest Control Links- Weekly Links Round-Up   Pest Test     The pest professionals at Bulwark Exterminating put together this fun Pest Test. Test your eyes. What is the first pest you see? Is this pest the one you fear the most? Have you ever been bitten or stung by this pest? How many pests can you find?   Carpet Beetles The pest professionals give us some useful information about carpet beetles, including: description, control, controlling larvae, and other characteristics. More… Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Yup, it’s that time of year again. All of us must endure those blood-sucking mosquitoes. Here’s a little information as to why they bite.… Read More

How Much Does A Pest Control Technician Cost?

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Consumers and pest control operators alike value their pest control technicians. For the consumer, a skilled and attentive technician keeps their families safe from dangerous pests like stinging scorpions, poisonous Black Widow spiders, and disease carrying cockroaches. This VALUE is immeasurable but in terms of a monetary COST; it’s about $50 a month, depending on the size of a home, location, and treatment methods. For the pest control operator, a reliable and experienced technician creates immense value for the company. A high-quality technician retains customers through their expertise and superior customer service. This value and monetary cost is a little more challenging to calculate, but really got me thinking: How… Read More

Northwest Pests By Season Infographic

How to Prevent and Control Pests by Season created by http://www.edenpest.com/blog/post/how-to-prevent-and-control-a-northwest-pest-fest-pests-by-season-infographic Related articles Learn How To Keep Your Home Pest Free With The Help Of A Hudson Pest Control Company Implications of Climate Change for Pests and Diseases Stop Problem Pests in their Tracks: Exclusion Anthony Ball

Did A Spider Bite Kill Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman?

Did A Spider Bite Kill Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman? The world of heavy metal is mourning the loss of Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of thrasher band Slayer. While the official cause of death has been listed as liver failure, there is much speculation that it may have been due to complications caused by a spider bite in 2011. Hanneman almost lost his arm due to a flesh-eating disease, necrotizing fasciitis, which he contracted after failing to seek immediate medical treatment after being bitten by a spider two years ago. Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald blamed Hanneman’s death on the spider bite. Flesh-eating bacteria doesn’t cause liver failure by itself;… Read More

Links Round-Up: 5 For Friday

Links Round-Up: 5 For Friday   Rasberry Ants Spreading Through Texas The Rasberry ant (not raspberry) was first discovered in Houston, TX in 2002, but has now spread to 24 different counties in the state of Texas. They are now also found in North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. More… NPMA Legislative Day in Washington – Clark Pest Control Clark Pest Control participated in NPMA Legislative Day sending two executives, Here’s what they learned. More… Bulwark Scorpion Control Makes The Evening News With the scorpions making an earlier than usual appearance in Arizona this spring, residents were in need of some answers. CBS 5 News in Phoenix called Bulwark Exterminating… Read More

Obama Gains Celebrity Status With Spider

Newly Discovered Spider Named After Obama President Barack Obama has earned an itsy-bitsy honor. Another cool quirk that comes with being the President of the United States… You get a spider named after you. After discovering 33 new species of spiders in the Southwestern United States, researches have named one after President Barack Obama. This news coming just days after our 44th U.S. President was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. The newly discovered species, which bears the commander in chief’s name, is called Aptostichus barackobamai. Good luck pronouncing that one, so we will just stick to calling the newly discovered spider the Barack Obama trapdoor spider. This spider… Read More

Friday Pest Control Links

Friday Link’s Round-Up Can You Identify Any of These Invaders? Want to play a fun pest control game? Click here, and see if you can guess how many of these common pest invaders you might know, just from at their pictures. Preventing Ticks The Nation’s tick problem is growing. Here is an excellent article on understanding these tiny blood-suckers and how to keep them away from your home. More… Tulsa Facing Invasion of Black Widows Oklahoma Poison Control is now informing the State’s residents that there are more Black Widow spiders than normal this year. The mild weather has allowed the dangerous spider to thrive, and that means there numbers… Read More